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First Day — Nov 05, 2019

HELPERS CLUB

The November meeting of the Helpers Club of Invigorate Post Acute will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the First Baptist Church Total Life Center west meeting room. All members are invited to attend. For more information, call 365-7244.

LOVE FEAST

The 28th Annual Love Feast, hosted by Trinity Temple Assembly of God, will be held from 5-6:30 p.m.Friday, Nov. 15, at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St. Deliveries are available for shut-ins only by calling 748-3389 prior to 4 p.m.

GIANT BOARD GAMES

Thursday, Nov. 14.Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to have giant-sized fun with giant-sized board games at 4 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Artesia Public Library. Games will include classics such as Hungry, Hungry Hippos; Jenga; and Candy Land. For more information, contact Jessica Paschal, teen services librarian, at 746-8515.

 SONG &DANCE AROUND THE WORLD

Adults ages 18 and up are invited to “Song and Dance Around the World” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Artesia Public Library. Dance to, sing along with, and experience traditional music from cultures across the globe with international jazz musician Sagit Zilberman of Israel. Learn more at http://www.sagitzilberman.com or call adult services librarian Jo Nickerson-Harper at 746-8506.


FAIR BOARD

The Eddy County Fair Board will conduct its annual meeting at 7 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, 107 N.First St. All interested persons are invited to attend.

SNMCAC BOARD

The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation (SNMCAC) Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the SNMCAC Building, 1915 San Jose Blvd., Carlsbad. For more information, call 575-887-3939.

E D U C A T I O N A L RETIREES

The Artesia Association of Educational Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Hotel Artesia. Guest speaker will be Julie Gibson of Artesia General Hospital.

BLOOD DRIVES

Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) will hold blood drives in Artesia at the following times during the month of November:2-5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Senior Center multi-purpose room; 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.15, in the Bloodmobile at Artesia General Hospital; and 10 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in the Bloodmobile at Wal-Mart.

HOLIDAY MARKET

A Holiday Market will be held from noon – 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Hotel Artesia. Food and beverages will be available for purchase while attendees shop. More than 20 vendors will be on site selling a variety of artwork, woodwork, handmade products, clothing, jewelry, food items, and much more.

 WHAT CAN YOU MACRAME? 

Adults ages 18 and up are invited to learn the basics of macramé knotting from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Artesia Public Library. Create simple projects as practice for more complicated projects at home. The program is self-paced, and materials are provided. For more information, contact Jo Nickerson-Harper, adult services librarian, at 746- 8506.

SCHOOL BOARD

The Artesia Public Schools Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov.11, in the Lowell M. Irby Board Room at the Administration Building, 301 Bulldog Blvd.A copy of the agenda for this meeting is available at the Administration Building or online at http://www.bulldogs.org.

VAPING ME CRAZY

Vaping Me Crazy, a parent and community presentation by Michael DeLeon, founder of Steered Straight, on the targeting of youth with alcohol, nicotine and marijuana, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Artesia High School Auditorium. For more information, contact AHS counselors Debbie Kinnibrugh, Halee Goff or Adrienne Blackburn at 746-9816.

PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING

The Eddy County Extension Service will hold pesticide applicator training from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 14 and Dec. 19 at the Extension Office in Carlsbad. Cost is $10 per person; the class is good for five CEUs. Exams must be arranged by calling 575-646- 3007. The classes will not be the same; for more information on them and to pre-register, call 575-887-6595 at least seven days before the class.

NANOWRIMO WRITEINS

Ages 13 and up are invited to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) write-ins from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Nov.15, and Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Artesia Public Library. Join other writers trying to achieve a rough draft of a 50,000- word novel in a month’s time.Prompts, writing gimmicks, and door prizes are available.

The first completed rough draft handed in to the library from a participant present during one of the write-ins will receive a bound copy of their book. For more information, contact Jo Nickerson-Harper, adult services librarian, at 746-8506.

ALUMINUM CAN COLLECTION

Artesia Clean & Beautiful will be collecting aluminum cans Friday, Nov. 15, for America Recycles Day. Everyone is encouraged to begin saving aluminum cans to bring to the AC&B office on that day. The cans will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

MEDICARE 101 

Adults ages 18 and up are invited to Medicare 101 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Artesia Public Library. Those starting their Medicare journey or needing help for someone they know will be able to obtain information from Jeannie Muse, licensed insurance broker with MedCare in Roswell. For more information, contact Jo Nickerson-Harper, adult services librarian, at 746-8506.

QUARTERBACK CLUB

The Artesia Quarterback Club will meet at 7:30 p.m.each Tuesday at the Coach L.G. Henderson Field House at Bulldog Bowl. All men are welcome to come support the football program.

 YOGA AT THE 510

A Beginning Virtual Yoga class with instructor Susie Grossman, streaming from Indiana, is held from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesday Yoga with Brenna from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Wednesdays at the 510 Building, 510 W. Main St. Cost is $10 for drop-ins or a $60 member card for 10 classes. For more information, call 746-4212.

ADULT HIP-HOP CLASS

An adult hip-hop drop-in dance class is available at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Cost is $10 per class. Register online at http://www.artesiaartscouncil.com or call the OPAC box office at 746- 4212.

ADULT PROGRAMS AT APL

Adults ages 18 and up are encouraged to explore the new services available to them at the Artesia Public Library.Text @apladults to 81010 to receive news concerning adult programs, events and services via phone.

BIBLE STUDY

First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 402 W. Grand Ave., will host a “Life, Liberty, Happiness” Bible study with Henry McGowen from 6-7:30 pm. Wednesdays. Dinner is at 5:15 p.m., followed by small groups for all ages.

WW

WW (formerly Weight Watchers) will meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 500 W. Grand Ave. For more information, visit ww.com.

SNMCAC SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation (SNMCAC) is seeking volunteers for its foster grandparent and senior companion programs.

Participants must be 55 or older and must be income eligible. A tax-free hourly stipend is paid, plus mileage to and from the volunteer station. Interested persons may contact Delilah Coss at 746-6712.

MENTAL HEALTH PODCAST

Podcast discussion groups on mental health and community development issues are held at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at www.gotomeeting.me/MarkSilla. For more information, call 708- 0033.

INTRODUCTION TO BRIDGE

Introduction to Bridge classes are offered at 9 a.m. Mondays at the Senior Center. Those wishing to learn the basics or who feel a little rusty about playing on a regular basis are encouraged to attend, as Artesia’s bridge community is in need of players.

 S P A Y /N E U T E R CERTIFICATES

Paws & Claws will be distributing spay and neuter certificates every Wednesday, until further notice, to anyone adopting an animal ages 6 months or older.

H E R M O S A R E C O N S T R U C T I O N PROJECT

Phase III of the Hermosa Drive Reconstruction Project Phase III is expected to last approximately three months from Sept. 16 and will extend from just west of 18th Street to west of 20th Street. This section of Hermosa Drive will be closed during construction. For more information, contact Darin at 626-1140, Tod at 626-6013, or Scott at 626-5042.

PICKLEBALL

The public is invited to play pickleball from 7-9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Jaycee Park. For more information, contact Maria Mendoza at 703-5223.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

First Baptist Church will host a women’s Community Bible Study from 9:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 3. CBS is open to women and children ages 0-5, along with a homeschool program for grades K-6. Study will include James, Colossians, Thessalonians 1 and 2, Galatians and Philippians. Registration is available online at artesia.cbsclass.org.

ON THE MOVE

On the Move will temporarily not be accepting clothing donations with the exception of children’s and up-to-date designer clothing. All clothing donations should be clean and folded.Other types of donations should be clean and in working order.Towels, blankets and furniture are always needed. Donations are tax-deductible. The On the Move Outreach Center, 515 W.Centre Ave., is open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays. On the Move is seeking board members and volunteers. For more information, call 708-0033.

FAMILY SEARCH

Residents interested in researching their family history online are invited to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2519 W. Hermosa Drive, at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Enter on the west side of the building. Anyone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop is asked to bring it.